Marianne Dobrovolny
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Marianne Dobrovolny
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The ultimate job of a teacher is to facilitate understanding by means of critical thinking.
 
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In this activity, students are expected to recognize and identify components of a cell membrane as well as construct a membranes correctly using cutouts of the components. After identifying and building the cell membrane, students will be given a
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This particular connection card activity (see strategy explanation below) requires students to make connections between various body systems. It requires students understand the interrelatedness of human body systems. Students must analyze the
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Overview: This activity includes both animal and plant cell foldables. These foldables are used to teach students the structure and functions of plant and animal cell organelles. The students are required to identify and color the organelles on
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DNA Structure Game Summary: The purpose of this activity is to help students recognize and identify the components and structure of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). It also shows the antiparallel nature of the DNA. Students must also recognize the
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Objective: Choose Your Corner is an engaging formative assessment strategy used to evaluate a student’s ability to distinguish between attributes of 3 to 5 different categories. In this particular Choose Your Corner lesson, students are given a
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This notes page covers the structure of DNA, functions of DNA, discovery of DNA, general fact/information about DNA, and terminology including: chromosomes, gene, genome, protein, histones, nucleotide, nitrogen base, hydrogen bond, Watson, Crick,
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The “Cut-up Paragraph” strategy is a quick, highly effective learning tool. It develops long-term conceptual understanding of a topic by requiring students to read critically and interpret information rather than simply skimming through textual
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This card sort manipulative allows students to build an understanding of interactions within body systems. It is a great formative assessment piece as well. Students are using cooperative learning to sort through information and build a deeper
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Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students the anatomy of the heart as well as the circulation pathway of blood. Students complete the notes and labels under the inside tab and color each part of the heart a
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This is a manipulative activity designed to help students understand the role of internal negative feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis. Almost all homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback mechanisms. These mechanisms
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Summary: This activities is a hands-on inquiry based approach to helping students relate meiosis to Mendel’s laws of inheritance, hybrid crosses, and Punnett squares. It allows students to experience how meiosis is significant to sexual
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This critical thinking vocabulary activity is designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how the various body systems work together and interact to make the human body function. This vocabulary strategy requires
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This is a well organized fill-in-the-blank notes page that thoroughly covers gene expression as a regulated process. Please see the preview document to know exactly what content it covers. I have created and included many images to help explain
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This notes page gives students a visual representation of what all those letters in the Punnett square actually means. This notes page shows the cells and chromosomes with the alleles labelled which helps them conceptually understand how we come up
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This is a critical thinking vocabulary activity designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how gene expression and protein synthesis are regulated processes. This vocabulary strategy requires students to use
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This activity is designed to help student conceptually understand the term epigenetics and how epigenetics plays a role in gene expression and cell differentiation. This activity was originally designed to be an engage activity for a cell
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This graphic organizer helps students understand the different levels of regulation in gene expression. There is a blank graphic organizer for students to fill in as a notes page or as a formative assessment activity as well a completed graphic
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This connection card activity (see details about connection card activities below) requires students to make connections between various components of protein synthesis. Students should have a basic understand of protein synthesis and the various
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Please see my other products at www.science-lessons.org. This matrix is designed to helps students understand the differences in characteristics among the 6 kingdoms. It is a great formative assessment piece to see how much your students
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In this investigation, students explore the relationship between the surface area to volume ratio and cell division. Students are expected to calculate the ratio and make predictions about how that ratio affects a cell’s need to divide. This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Trained K-12 science teachers at an Education Service Center in Texas

Presented to hundreds of teachers and administrators at the local, state and national level

Co-taught and guest lectured in education classes at Texas Tech University

Developed activities and curriculum for school districts, the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research at Texas Tech, CSCOPE, and my personal classroom

Taught various levels of biology for 6 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, inquiry-based, student-centered, standards-based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Rookie Science Teacher for the State of Texas

Gentry Lynn Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor Degree in Multidisciplinary Science from Texas Tech University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about developing lessons and activities that transform the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered environment filled with critical thinking and deeper understanding of content.

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